I was looking for Thatcher's "No such thing as society" remark in Woman's Own I found it in Wikiquotes:
"They're casting their problem on society. And, you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first."
But the full article text continued:
" It's our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbour. People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations, because there is no such thing as an entitlement unless someone has first met an obligation"
Woman's Own slightly misquoted Thatcher, the original interview notes are:
"There is no such thing as society. There is a living tapestry of men and women and people and the beauty of that tapestry and the quality of our lives will depend upon how much each of us is prepared to take responsibility for ourselves and each of us prepared to turn round and help by our own efforts those who are unfortunate."
Hmmmmm.. makes you think. Do you think the full text is as bad as the media quote or have the media done some demonizing?
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- Thread Starter
- 09-04-2013 21:34
- 10-04-2013 01:52
That's more than a slight misquote.